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Guntersville City Schools on lockdown as authorities search for 3 escaped inmates
MARSHALL COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -All Guntersville City Schools are on lockdown after five inmates escaped the county jail on Tuesday morning. Investigators tell us that the search for the inmates is happening near Guntersville Elementary School.All Marshall County Schools are on a Code Yellow, which is a
Cullman woman, Arab man charged with capital murder in death of Birmingham couple
The Tribune's Birmingham news partner, WVTM13, reported late Tuesday night that Zachary Taylor Phillips, 23, and Kristen Leigh Gullion, 30, are each charged with capital murder and burglary in the Aug. 2 slayings of 68-year-old Joe Holt and his wife, 67-year-old Mary Holt.
Five missing Marshall County inmates back in custody
Five missing inmates from the Marshall County Jail are now in custody.Marshall County Sheriff Scott Walls said as of 2:30 p.m., inmates Benjamin Cameron, Baldemar Davilla, Adam Dean, Damon Dempsey and Brian White were apprehended and placed back in the jail.Walls said Dean and Dempsey were back in c
Woman tells investigators she used drugs while pregnant
GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — Authorities in Alabama say a woman who told investigators she used drugs while pregnant has been arrested.News outlets report deputies found a pipe with residue in the vehicle of 25-year-old Felicia Rae Mitchell during a traffic stop. The Attalla woman was initially charged with
Inmates escaped Marshall County jail through ventilation system, sheriff says
Brian Eugene White, Benjamin Justin Cameron, Baldemar Davila, Damon Blade Dempsey and Adam Bouchelhi Dean escaped sometime between 5:30-5:45 a.m., according to the sheriff's office.
More charges against the Dade County chase suspect - WDEF
Third Degree Burglary, 5 counts of Attempted Assault on a Police Officer, Attempted to Elude Law Enforcement, Tampering with Evidence, Reckless Endangerment, several traffic violations and Criminal Littering.
2 Alabama cities on list of worst places to raise children
24/7 WallStreetlooked at a number of education, health and safety measures to determine where children face the greatest struggles. The ratings include information on preschool enrollment and high school graduation rates, as well as access to areas for physical activity and violent crime rates.
North Alabama man pleads guilty to 'horrific' sex abuse of 4 young girls
Wesley Newman, of Arab, pleaded guilty to five counts of first-degree sodomy, one count of sexual abuse of a child under the age of 12, and two counts of first-degree sexual abuse. His plea came as jury selection was to begin in his trial, said Blount County District Attorney Pamela Casey.
Overnight standoff in Gadsden ends with two arrests
Early Tuesday morning, Gadsden police arrived to a home on White Ave. and say a female victim ran from the home without her four children, leaving two suspects inside the home.
Koch Foods announces $80 million expansion in Gadsden, to hire 200
The expansion, announced at the Gadsden City Council today, involved the City of Gadsden's Economic Development team and Gadsden Industrial Development Authority.
Arab High School’s fight song ‘Dixie’ will no longer be played at football games
ARAB, Ala. -- Arab High School will be coming up with a new fight song, because the current song,Dixie, will no longer be played at football games.
Black Alabama pastor plans to invoke 'stand your ground' next time racists graffiti slurs and swastikas on his truck
Birmingham’s WBRC reported that Pastor K. Solomon Williams woke up this past Sunday morning to find his truck covered on three sides with bigoted language and symbols. Williams, who preaches at Mount Pleasant CME Church in Piedmont, AL, told the news station he thinks he knows who did it.
Police Report for Aug. 14
A 29-year-old Rainbow City man reported he was assaulted about 3 a.m. Sunday outside a club on Chestnut Street. He told police he was leaving the club and a man intentionally bumped him, saying something to him. The victim said he tried to keep going, but the man assaulted him, striking him several
Pastor targeted with racist vandalism
Reverend K. Solomon Williams and his family woke up Sunday to find the windows in his pickup truck smashed in, the tires slashed, and a hose strung into the passenger side of the vehicle filling it with water.
Police K9 teams undergo field trials in Albertville
"This is the USPCA Region 22 mini-trial," explained Officer Corey Morgan, who is part of the K9 team from the Albertville Police Department.
Work behind MSMF was amazing
The one thing that amazed me about theMain Street Music Festivalwas that it was here today and gone tomorrow — by that I mean all of the infrastructure that put it in place.There was a lot of hard work that went into getting the festival area prepared for the big weekend. Passing along Main Street o
Efforts renewed to push back school start dates in Alabama
Labor Day falls on September 3 this year, meaning if the plan was in place, no schools could start before August 20.
Anniston man involved in death of woman, arrested, authorities say
An Anniston man has been arrested for his involvement in the death of Cheyenne Humphries, 22, of Attalla, Sheriff Todd Entrekin said.
More than 30,000 attend Main Street Music Festival
More than 30,000 people enjoyed a weekend of free concerts at the Main Street Music Festival in downtown Albertville.Ben McGowan, one of the MSMF volunteer coordinators, said the number may have been a lot more than 30,000 people. He said the main gate at the festival was moved to the intersection o
Lawn equipment replaced after stolen from Gadsden children
GADSDEN, Ala. — Lawn equipment were replaced around noon Sunday after they were stolen from four Gadsden siblings who participated inthe 50 Yard Challenge, according to the founder of the Raising Men Lawn Care Service.